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Celebrating 6 Years of Blogging at Speaking of China!

Okay, first of all, a confession — this past week (and for that matter, this entire month) has been kicking my butt. Big time.

I don’t know what it is about May, but it always seems to be the month when everything happens at the same time! I’m moving to a new apartment this week, which is already a huge deal. On top of it, I’ve had several articles with deadlines all at exactly the same time (including one I’m scrambling to get done right now, because it’s WAY past the deadline). And did I mention I’m traveling in China for a few days at the end of this month?

Exhausting? You bet.

But in the midst of all of this craziness, I realized another reason why May matters to me.

Six years ago on May 18, 2009, I first pressed the “publish” button on Speaking of China, never realizing that this blog would grow into something far beyond all of my hopes and dreams.

It has evolved a LOT since that moment, but one thing remains the same — my appreciation to everyone out there who reads and follows this blog.

Thank you for your support over the years. Thank you for reading. And thank you for your wonderful comments. You’re the ones who have truly made this blog something special and I’m so grateful for the fact that you’ve “tuned in” so to speak.

(And now, if you’ll excuse me, I have some not-so-fun things to do…like moving. Ugh.)

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32 Responses

  1. Marissa
    Marissa May 18, 2015 at 9:03 am | | Reply

    Congrats, Jocelyn! Words can not aptly describe how thankful I am you hit the publish button, and can’t wait to talk in June. 🙂

  2. marghini
    marghini May 18, 2015 at 9:40 am | | Reply

    Congratulations Jocelyn!

    As you know Speaking Of China inspired me to start my own blog, so it holds a special place in my heart.

    Let’s celebrate!

  3. Holly Hollins
    Holly Hollins May 18, 2015 at 11:34 pm | | Reply

    I’m happy to have found your blog when I did…. and I was just a kid in high school! Now I’m grown up and in my twenties learning about life.

    Hope the moving process isn’t that bad!

  4. Abigail Fitzgerald
    Abigail Fitzgerald May 19, 2015 at 12:04 am | | Reply

    Jocelyn- I have been reading your blog for a few months now and it constantly makes me smile. The pictures, the sweet insight, and the personal stories are something I look at daily. Seriously everyday.
    Congrats on your success as a writer! Congrats on your SIX years of helping others! And Congrats on being able to be yourself while uplifting others! You are very rock and roll in my book.
    Thank You for the sharing your world with us. <3

  5. Fred
    Fred May 19, 2015 at 12:19 am | | Reply

    I have always said that you are the best!

  6. robert
    robert May 21, 2015 at 3:59 pm | | Reply

    Congrats! And thank you for sharing your insights into China!

  7. Lauren Mokasdar
    Lauren Mokasdar May 21, 2015 at 9:19 pm | | Reply


    Good luck on your move, I hope your new home brings you happiness!!!

    Lots of love,

    Lauren xx

  8. leslie-koreainmykitchen.com
    leslie-koreainmykitchen.com May 22, 2015 at 2:33 am | | Reply

    Congrats! What a milestone! I am happy you did push publish and we can enjoy your insights into China and intercultural relationships. Good luck moving! 🙂

  9. Sveta
    Sveta May 22, 2015 at 9:18 am | | Reply

    Congrats on the milestone!

  10. Grace Buchele Mineta
    Grace Buchele Mineta May 22, 2015 at 2:09 pm | | Reply

    Wow! Congrats on 6 years. That’s incredible 🙂

  11. Constance - Foreign Sanctuary
    Constance - Foreign Sanctuary May 22, 2015 at 4:54 pm | | Reply

    Congrats!! 6 years is a long time!!! Love reading your blog!!

  12. BAP Blog
    BAP Blog May 22, 2015 at 5:50 pm | | Reply

    Congratulations and thank you! You’re definitely expanding the minds of many people, so many more than you’d probably guess. I can say that you and an articulate circle of writers very much influenced my decision to write publicly. Take care and here’s to many more success in your future!

  13. namenotgiven
    namenotgiven May 23, 2015 at 11:25 am | | Reply

    Thank you for creating a such wonderful, informative, blog.

  14. Eileen黃愛玲
    Eileen黃愛玲 May 27, 2015 at 11:36 am | | Reply

    Congratulations! Time flies! I’ve been reading your blog since 2012!

  15. Chris Devonshire-Ellis
    Chris Devonshire-Ellis May 27, 2015 at 9:46 pm | | Reply

    Congratulations! I drop in from time to time, your pieces are well written and thought-provoking. Where’s your book?
    Well done again

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